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Mary Foster is hanged for witchcraft at the Northampton Assises on August 22, 1674. She refuses to speak a word beyond requesting her hands be untied.(Title Page, 7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, Title Page, 7

1674, August Northamptonshire  Northampton  Northamptonshire  Northamptonshire  England 
2850

Joseph Weedon visits Mary/Ann Foster in prison, and she tells him her actions against him were "in revenge not only for refusing to let her have the Mutton, but for denying her another thing another time."(6-7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 6-7

1674, August Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England 
2851

After Mary/Ann Foster is sentenced to hanging, a man allegedly visits her in prison and requests she show him some evidence of her skill as a witch. She asks him to fetch her a large basin, telling him to be sure to keep it dry. He fetches one, but wets and dries it again first. Foster stands in the basin, mutters some strange words and is carried around the room and up the chimney. Half-way up, the basin falls with her tumbling after. She scolds the man for wetting it, for "otherwise she had got clear out of the chimny."(7)

Appears in:
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7

1674, August Eastcote  Pattishall  Northamptonshire  Northampton  England